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New Webinar Series: Walking Towards Justice. Register now!

New Webinar Series: Walking Towards Justice. Register now!

Charles T. Brown, MPA, has created a new webinar series in partnership with America Walks to provide an open platform for discussion and aid in identifying potential solutions to improve walkability for ALL. Too often discussions in walking and walkability happen without the benefit of historical facts, community precedents and cultural awareness. This unfortunately results in a lack of knowledge…read more →

AARP Community Challenge Grant Available – Due June 30

AARP Community Challenge Grant Available – Due June 30

AARP staff and volunteers across the country are working with local leaders and organizations to enhance the quality of life for all people of all ages. To help support communities and create change in both AARP age-friendly network and non-network communities, AARP plays several key roles, including advocating on important issues, engaging citizens, providing resources and expertise, and serving as…read more →

Learn about Passaic County Green Infrastructure Plan!

Learn about Passaic County Green Infrastructure Plan!

Passaic County, with support from the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, has initiated a planning study to produce a county-wide Green Infrastructure Plan. The County will be holding a Public Open House to provide an opportunity for residents to learn about stormwater, green infrastructure, and the County’s planning study, as well as share information about challenges and opportunities in their…read more →

Join the #MoveEquity Tweetchat on April 5, 2017

Join the #MoveEquity Tweetchat on April 5, 2017

Everyone deserves opportunities to walk, bike, and be physically active in their community. However, there are barriers to safe walking and bicycling that go beyond infrastructure and traffic. Many people, particularly girls and women, people of color, and the LGTBQ community, face aggressive comments, threats, microagressions, and other types of street harassment while walking, bicycling, and taking transit. In conjunction…read more →

Give Thanks & Give Back, Recycle your Bicycle

Give Thanks & Give Back, Recycle your Bicycle

Have you ever found yourself in a garage that looks more like a bicycle graveyard? Whether you have outgrown a bike, switched styles or upgraded, it’s not uncommon to find yourself with a couple bicycles hanging around in the basement. Rather than holding onto them, donating is a great way to clear out your space, recycle, help someone in need…read more →

Rise of Mall Walking Programs in New Jersey

Rise of Mall Walking Programs in New Jersey

What do America’s shopping malls have to do with health? Surprisingly and increasingly, quite a bit. Picture over 200 people arriving on an early weekday morning at a local shopping mall to get in as many walking steps as possible as a result of participating in organized mall walking programs. With the advent of technology and repurposing of malls, especially…read more →

Fall Bicycling Events in New Jersey

Fall Bicycling Events in New Jersey

With summer coming to an end and fall just around the corner, many bicyclists may be pondering where or when they will be able to take their last epic bike ride before freezing wind chill, ice puddles and road salt become the frequent obstacles. Whether you’re looking for an all-out cyclocross event or a low-key scenic bike ride for a…read more →

Park(ing) Day returns to New Brunswick larger than ever

Park(ing) Day returns to New Brunswick larger than ever

For the fifth consecutive year, Park(ing) Day returns to New Brunswick on Friday, September 18, promising to be the best year yet! Park(ing) Day involves transforming street parking spaces into green, usable public space for a day, to demonstrate the potential for permanent transformations of street space. These “parklets” are open to members of the public to enjoy and socialize….read more →

New Brunswick Celebrates Fathers Day with Walk to School Event

New Brunswick Celebrates Fathers Day with Walk to School Event

To help bring families together while encouraging active transportation, New Brunswick recently (June 19th, 2015) held a “Dads and Kids Walk” where families walked together to the Paul Robeson Community School. The event was inspired by the NJ Department of Children and Families’ initiative called Dads Take Your Child to School Day. The event in New Brunswick started with a…read more →

Summer Events

Summer Events

The summertime beckons bicyclists, especially after a winter as long and cold as this past season. New Jersey is replete with events in June, July and August that will bathe cyclists in warm weather, sun and smiles. Below is a list of bicycle events and rides around the state. Charity Rides In the summertime, many foundations host races to raise…read more →

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